A couple of weeks ago, en route to Bryan’s dads place in Savannah, I was talking to my younger sister on the phone. She and her boyfriend were in the midst of an issue and had previously called my parents. After explaining the situation (I’m being vague here because it isn’t my issue to share), my dad offered her a piece of advice courtesy of Proverbs.
Over the course of our conversation, she was trying to explain this to me but couldn’t remember the exact wording. She thought it had to do with a men and plans but was at a loss for the rest. So while we were on the phone, she pulled out her bible (or perhaps consulted Google) for Proverbs 21:19
Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife
We were both silent for a minute when she realized she may have looked up the wrong verse.
Turns out we were looking for Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
Funniest bible advice mix up ever.
Yesterday while at work, Bryan e-mailed me, explaining that we had some mystery melons growing in our backyard. While he went through one of his many juice diet phases, he kept the leftovers from the fruits and veggies behind the garage and used them as plant compost. After mowing the lawn yesterday morning he went to dump some grass behind the garage and came upon these:
There are 5 of them growing and at this point are about the size of a softball. Turns out they are cantaloupe. We are very excited about our unexpected canaloupe garden, however this of course lead to several comments about Bryan needing to “check on his melons”.
My parents are in town for the week, and while they are here tend to spend part of the trip looking at houses as they hope to move here eventually. My dad gets emails and was flipping through some pictures of one nearby with a nice size deck in the backyard.
My mom committed a freudian slip.
Dad: Terry, come look at these pictures
Mom: wow, that’s really nice d.ick….er, deck
*cue hysterical laughter and beginning of a number of comments that would warrant a “that’s what she said”*
~ yeah, it’s a really nice size
~ it’s clearly maintained really well
~ look how neatly the bushes are groomed
Welcome to the funny farm.
In other news, we are T- minus just a few days before another date with “Bob” which will officially begin IUI cycle one, and hopefully only, if we are lucky.
June 30, 2012 at 10:38 am
Wishing lots of luck for your upcoming cycle. I love families that have a sense of humor. BTW… Nice melons! 🙂
July 1, 2012 at 8:07 pm
we all have dirty minds 🙂
June 30, 2012 at 10:47 am
Love your family! I can just hear the silence about the Proverebs mix up. “wait what?”
Also when having a date with “bob” the voyeuristic imaging machine, its always nice to make sure that the bushes are well maintained.
June 30, 2012 at 10:51 am
Hahahahahahahaha!! Love it!
June 30, 2012 at 10:48 am
Omg soooooo funny! Allllll of it!!!
June 30, 2012 at 12:27 pm
Your family is hilarious!
Good luck with this IUI!
July 1, 2012 at 8:06 pm
Today my parents gave me early birthday presents. One was a pandora charm that is a dog house with a red heart on the back. My dad made a comment that it has a “heart (hard) on”
June 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm
Let everyone know as the IUI gets closer so we can cross our fingers send you good thoughts and pray for you!
July 1, 2012 at 8:05 pm
will do! thanks!
June 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm
I’m also a few days off starting my next cycle too… will be great to be cycling with you 🙂 What a great surprise to find in your garden… yum 🙂 Thinking of you xoxo
July 1, 2012 at 8:05 pm
fingers crossed for both of us!
July 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm
I second your ‘funnies Bible mix-up ever’! LOL. Awesome melons, and even more awesome they took no effort to grow! I hope they’re yummy!
Oh, and good luck with Bob. 🙂 Praying for you always!
July 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm
Thanks, I can use all the prayers I can use!